Taj Mahal Premium Lager | United Breweries - UB Group

BA SCORE
64
poor
460 Ratings
THE BROS
53
awful
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Taj Mahal Premium LagerTaj Mahal Premium Lager
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
United Breweries - UB Group
India

Style: American Adjunct Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-08-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
460
Reviews:
211
Avg:
2.61
pDev:
23.75%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 460 |  Reviews: 211
Photo of kkmiller76
3.21/5  rDev +23%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mig100
2.7/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerSexLove
3.13/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

I only drink this beer when I dine at my fav Indian spots in town (mainly there's little to choose from). I don't think this is a horrible beer; it doesn't scream profundity but I've drank a lot worse in my time and it nicely compliments the intense spicy dishes I indulge in.

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Photo of digitalflood
2.88/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of craftaholic
2.9/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Crisp and light. Confused by the serious amount of negative reviews. It isn't trying to be something groundbreaking and it pairs fantastically with the complex flavors of Indian cuisine

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Photo of Dum3z
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.64/5  rDev +39.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ekenney
2.08/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.5/5  rDev +34.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For the style this is a dead ringer, straight down the middle american lager (brewed in "slowly" according to the bottle - in India.) Pours golden brass, aroma is malty. Flavor is better than a Bud, tastes is as expected crisp, light, relatively dry - not a bad lager if that's your thing.

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Photo of Marvicsin
3/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of oline73
2.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of TheKingofWichita
1.43/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

Pale straw color with fizzy head and little lacing. Smells of cereal grains and tastes the same. Bubbly mouthfeel that feels just like Coors Light. Not the kind of beer to purchase every day or really any day. Don't waste your time or taste buds.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
2.82/5  rDev +8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

It's certainly nothing special but it's probably slightly better than your standard macro brew, the problem is it's more expensive and not that much better.

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Photo of logicalparadox
3.23/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

No head retention, light pale straw, but crystal clear.

Not much in the way aromatics, just some prickly carbonation and very fine pale malt notes. A whisper of floral, spicy hops might be there... A bit uneventful but clean and nice

Pretty damn mild. Super subtle biscuit and caramel malt flavors with a mild kiss of hop for balance. Slightly sweet in the front, slightly dry, crisp, lingering finish.

Super refreshing and quaffable. That's the main lure for the style I think.

Pretty underwhelming overall, but certainly not bad or deserving of hate.

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Photo of Jotora
2.75/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Guppy314
2.45/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

From a bottle, pours a pale straw with a thin white head. Very subtle aroma of grains. Tastes are subtle with both malt and hops detectable. But there are also distracting flavors of corn, grass, and rice. Not even much redeeming carbonation.

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Photo of EMH73
3.23/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

I, like several others do not understand how poorly this beer is rated. IMO Taj is superior to the vast majority of macro lagers out there. It pours a clear, bright yellow with a poorly retained half inch head that left almost no lacing. Smells slightly sweet, bread and malt. Taste is crisp and clean, bready and slightly sweet. Well carbonated and light bodied. Certainly not a great beer but very drinkable. I'll take this over a Bud or Miller any day of the week.

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Photo of Cuervo_PCB
2/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of Dmcdonald33013
4.35/5  rDev +66.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I do not understand all the negative feedback on this beer. I do not rate beer by comparing it to the best avaialble, rather rate it by it it's character, typicity, value and drinkability. As far as lagers go this is better than much of the macro swill out there. I can think of 30 macros I would gladly pass up to have a Taj.

Next time your in a Indian restaurant faced with a choice between a miller shite and a Taj, do your self a huge favor. Drink a Taj.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
2.05/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

One of the most straw yellow and clear water beers around. The aroma is barely grainy.

The taste is barely grainy. Highly carbonated, light mouthfeel and body. How do they get away with charging a premium price on something like this. They say it pairs well with spicy food, but you can say that about any beer that doesn't really taste like anything. There's a mild sweetness that makes me think this might have cut the barley with some corn or something in that realm.

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Photo of SamuelMiller
2.1/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Photo of Squire123
2.66/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ControlVolume
2.5/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Only beats out Budweiser and the american lightbeer variants

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Photo of JordanlikesAles
2.48/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

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